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Navy Pier Through the Years

Navy Pier, Chicago’s iconic lakefront destination, has gone through an exciting evolution over the last 100+ years! Let's revisit the amazing developments the Pier has experienced, starting with its 1916 opening as part of Daniel Burnham’s plan for Chicago. Then and now, Navy Pier has been a Chicago icon and popular destination throughout its history.

We can’t wait to see what the next 100 years holds for Navy Pier!

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About Navy Pier

Navy Pier is the People’s Pier, Chicago’s lakefront treasure, welcoming all and offering dynamic and eclectic experiences through partnerships and programs that inspire discovery and wonder.

Since its reopening in 1995, more than 180 million guests have come to enjoy the Pier's 50 acres of unparalleled attractions and experiences. In 2022, Navy Pier continues to evolve into an accessible, year-round centerpiece for Chicago’s diverse arts and cultural treasures.

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